A Candle to Remember 

"Salute the ones who died, the ones that give their lives so we don't have to sacrifice the things we love"- Zac Brown 


A Candle to Remember is an initiative commemorating and remembering the heroes of Canada who fell while liberating France, missed by their families and friends. Placing a candle beside each and every grave, row upon row symbolically demonstrates the respect and gratitude our generation has for our fallen soldiers from World War One and World War Two. It is a unique opportunity to make a glowing impact on Canadian War cemeteries across France. 


"Canada at Vimy; A Candle to Remember" is now in action. This project will take place on April 8th lighting 3000 candles at the Vimy Ridge Canadian War Cemetery


Countdown to Vimy 

A New Year: Commemorating the Sacrifices
Sat, Dec 31
Iwuy Communal Cemetery
Dec 31, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Iwuy Communal Cemetery, 2 Allée du Cimetière, 59141 Iwuy, France
Going into the New Year while continuing to remembering the sacrifices made by our Canadian and Allied World War 1 Soldiers. The community came together and lit 149 candles.
Canada at Vimy Ridge
Wed, Apr 08
Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Apr 08, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT+2
Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Route départementale 55, Chemin des Canadiens, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France
3000 candles... 3000 symbols that will shine brightly not only on the tombstones, but also all the way back home here in Canada. On April 9th, we will be coming together, French and Canadian, young and older, to commemorate the 103 anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Cannington and Vimy Ridge; A Candle to Remember
Sun, Mar 15
Royal Canadian Legion Br 186
Mar 15, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion Br 186, 72 Peace St, Cannington, ON L0E 1E0, Canada
A community event in Cannington where members of the town can come and become part of the journey leading up to A Candle to Remember's Vimy Ridge event.
Christmas Eve: We Remember
Tue, Dec 24
Niagara Cemetery
Dec 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Niagara Cemetery, 36 Route de Rieux, 59141 Iwuy, France
On Christmas Eve, we have illuminated 249 graves to give a little light to each of our fallen heroes.
Canada at Normandy: A Candle to Remember
Wed, Jun 05
Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Jun 05, 2019, 6:30 PM – Jun 06, 2019, 9:00 PM
Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery , 14470 Reviers, France
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings, we will be lighting 2049 candles to remember our World War 2 Heroes. Please take note that this event will take place immediately after the ceremony being organised by the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Canada.
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How do you remember our Canadian heroes? Tell us in one Sentance! Your message will be written on a candle in France! 

Contact Us

CAN: 1 (705) 341 9122 

FRA: + 33 06 12 25 66 59 


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